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Are your gearboxes failing prematurely? Timken may have the explanation and solution.

12/13/2010 1:00:00 AM | Bearing Applications | Comments | Gary Doll |

Brittle flaking, micropitting and smearing may be causing your wind-turbine gearbox bearings to fail prematurely. These are serious symptoms of a deeper problem -- thin lubricant films and roller/raceway skidding. Timken's advanced engineered-surface technology may be the answer. Our solution uses a combination of isotropic superfinishing and a wear-resistant coating applied to rollers to produce exceptionally good wear resistance.

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